Business and IT Course Descriptions

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Course additions, changes, deletions and pricing is subject to change. All courses may not be offered each term. For the most up to date course schedule go to www.lorainccc.edu/ceb.

Business Communications

Business Etiquette
Eligible for supervisory certificate

If you have ever been uncertain how to act or react in certain business situations, this course is for you. The course will include:  face-to-face communications, telephone and electronic communications, making a good first impression, etiquette in groups, lunch and dinner meetings, networking essentials, developing rapport, cross cultural/cross gender interactions, dressing for success and much more. Gain the skills to feel confident in almost any business situation. 0.1 ILU's (International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities). Course Number: NBSD 120    Register Here

 

Communication Skills for the Business Professional
Eligible for Supervisory Certificate

Making Meetings Work - Learn how to plan, facilitate, and follow-up on meetings (including virtual meetings) to ensure that there is a payoff for the time invested. in meetings. Use appropriate intervention techniques to keep meetings on track. Ensure that participants contribute effectively and support the meeting's outcomes.

Business Writing for Results- E-mail Etiquette - Learners will review the basics of English, in plain English; discuss sentence structure, tone, voice; receive templates on how to structure e-mails, memos, letters, proposals; review the importance of writing style to convey a professional image. We will also focus on E-mail, arguably the most misused and abused communication tool in business today. We will demonstrate techniques that will help you reduce the number of emails that you receive, teach you what, when and where to e-mail, and provide guidelines regarding when and when not to use e-mail. 0.2 (ILU's International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities. Course Number: NBUS 174  Register here

 

Creative Ways to Communicate Your Message and Improve Your Presentation Skills
Eligible for supervisory certificate

In today’s competitive marketplace, what you say and how you say it matters more now than ever before. Whether you need to make formal presentations to large groups, informal presentations at meetings, or present yourself in an interview or on a sales call, this class will make it easier. This course puts the fun in public speaking, whether it’s in front of a room full of people or during a one-on-one conversation. Learn effective delivery techniques, explore your creativity and humor, develop and deliver in-class presentations, and receive valuable feedback and coaching. 0.2 (ILU’s International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities. Course Number: NCOM 121  Register here

 

Human Resources

 

Human Resources Basics
Eligible for supervisory certificate

Designed specifically for managers who have people management responsibilities, this course provides best practices and a practical overview of the legislative framework affecting the management of people across a variety of contexts such as recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, discipline & grievance, termination of employment and accurate record keeping. Also, understand the manager¿s- ques mark in the word role in delivering value- added HR functions including employee growth, open communication, coaching the employee and other policies that benefit the employee. 0.2 ILU's (International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities). Course Number: NBSD 139 Register Here

Project Management

 

Core Tools to Successful Project Management
Eligible for supervisory certificate

Project management can easily become one of the most powerful tools any enterprize can implement to improve the bottom line. Designed for both credentialed project managers and for those who lead or manage projects within their job, this introductory program delivers the key knowledge you will use to deliver success in virtually any project, in any industry, whether for the small to medium-sized enterprize, or the large multi-national.  Based on the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge - PMBOK™, this program introduces the following competencies: Evolution & Control Over Effective Project Scope and developing key supportive project documents including: Stakeholder Analysis, Project Charter, Work Breakdown Structure, Strategic Project Plan, Risk Analysis & Management, and more. 0.2 ILU's (International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities). Course Number: NMGT 132  Register here

 

Certificate in Applied Project Management

This five-day program is designed to help you learn project management in a short period of time. Program follows the Project Management Institute's PMBOK (Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Areas covered in the Project Management Framework include: Project Phases, Process Groups, Knowledge Areas, Identifying and Managing Project Constraints, Defining the Project and more. This unique program is composed of a blended learning environment molding classroom contact with online assignments, template reviews, and additional information. Book included 1.0 ILU's (International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities).Course Number: NMGT 120  Register here

 

Project Management Professional – PMP - Exam Preparation

Designed as an intense review, this 20 hour course provides examination preparation for those who are preparing to make application for the Project Management Institute’s PMP™ credential. You will complete the credential and examination preparations as documented in the Project Management Institute’s PMP Handbook as well as the contents of the PMBOK Fourth Edition. Pre-requisites: You must have completed a basic project management course, covering: PMI Project Framework, PMBOK Knowledge Areas, PMBOK Process Groups, PMBOK Processes OR completed The University of Akron’s Certificate in Applied Project Management.

 

Real Estate

The following real estate courses are co-listed with credit courses offered by the Business Division

 

Real Estate Principles and Practices

A 40-hour course that familiarizes each student with the principles and practices of the real estate business. Topics include the study of the nature, importance, and character of land; the real estate market; financing; property ownership; stages in the real estate transaction; and appraisals, escrow, and title work. Special attention will be given to fair housing, civil rights and ethics. This course partially fulfills the Ohio Department of Real Estate's requirements to sit for the sales examination. Textbook required and can be purchased from the LCCC Bookstore. Course Number: NBSD 101  Register here

 

Real Estate Law

A 40-hour course on the historical development of land ownership, its components, rights and responsibilities of ownership and estates. It includes tangible rights in realty; limitations of ownership; transfer of ownership; contracts, deeds, and mortgage realty leases and closing of title. This course partially fulfills Ohio Department of Real Estate requirements to sit for the sales examination. Textbook required and can be purchased from the LCCC Bookstore. Course Number: NBSD 103  Register here

 

Real Estate Finance

20-hour course on the institutions, methods, instruments and procedures involved in the financing of real estate. This course includes the nature and characteristics of mortgage loans, government influence on real estate finance and the nature of the mortgage market. Course partially fulfills Ohio Department of Real Estate requirements to sit for sales examination. Textbook required and can be purchased from the LCCC Bookstore. Course Number: NBSD 121  Register here

 

Real Estate Appraisal

A 20-hour course in appraisal as it applies to single and double-family dwellings. Approaches to property evaluations are covered with emphasis on market data approach and replacement cost approach. Course partially fulfills Ohio Department of Real Estate requirements to sit for sales examination. Textbook required and can be purchased from the LCCC Bookstore. Course Number: NBSD 220  Register here

 

Workplace Training

 

Coaching for Success
Eligible for supervisory certificate

Participants learn a proven coaching process to ensure they identify coaching opportunities, provide needed coaching and support, observe performance, and measure results until desired outcomes are achieved. They learn how coaching for success benefits individuals, strengthens work groups, and supports an organization's objectives and priorities. 0.1 ILU's (International Learning Unit (ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities). Course Number: NBSD 137  Register here

 

Dealing with Difficult People
Course eligible for supervisory certificate

This seminar provides strategies for getting results with the hard to handle people in your life. Participants will be able to identify aggressive types as well as complainers, those people who say yes but then don't follow through on commitments, and the ones who "clam up" or become overly negative and analytical. They'll learn the action steps for the skillful handling of all the most difficult people commonly found in the workplace. Understand your personal communication style and how to deal with other communication styles. Everybody is somebody's difficult person. Gain the confidence necessary to handle yourself in uncomfortable situations. 0.2 ILU's (International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities). Course Number: NMGT 140  Register here

 

Enhancing Performance Management
Eligible for supervisory certificate

Get through your day with more ease and be an increased contributor at work. Learn how to become involved in impacting your work processes and use a tool to involve others in their efforts to ensure successful process improvements. Explore signs of improvement and how to measure how you are doing. Discover barriers that keep you from making process improvements, and how to avoid them. Plan next steps to ensure success. 0.1 ILU's (International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities). Course Number: NMGT 135  Register here

 

Ethical Workplace Issues
Eligible for supervisory certificate

Develop skills to foster, influence and sustain a culture of integrity, decrease lawsuits, and handle critical issues such as hiring/firing, discipline, harassment, ADA and more. Turn your code of conduct into a living, breathing document. 0.2 ILU's (International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities).   For full information, go to www.lorainccc.edu/trainingtime. If your organization is sending three or more, call 440-366-7405 for a special promotion. Course Number: NMGT 121  Register here

 

Time and Organizational Management
Course eligible for supervisory certificate

Learn to make the most efficient use of your time by prioritizing, focusing, and delegating. Identify your biggest time wasters; learn to deal with procrastination, interruptions, frustration, increased work load, disorganized people, and get things done more efficiently. Learn how communication can help you save time and produce effective to-do lists. Discover techniques and tips to manage the clutter in your life including organizing your space, handling paperwork, and cleaning up current messes. Organize your e-mail and learn about your most effective "clutter busting tool." 0.2 ILU's (International Learning Unit- ILU (© LERN) is an outcome based measurement of learning designed for lifelong learning activities). Course Number: NBUS 175  Register here

 

Business Software

 

QuickBooks Pro
Eligible for supervisory certificate

Learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2010 to track the finances of a small business. Understand how to set up a new company, manage bank account transactions, maintain customer, job, and vendor information, manage inventory, generate reports, and use the Company Snapshot window. Students will also create invoices and credit memos, add custom fields, set up budgets, and learn how to protect and back up their data. Purchase the following book at the LCCC Bookstore or order online: QuickBooks 2010, Student Manual with Data. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Course Number: NCIS 165  Register here

 

QuickBooks Pro - Level 2
Eligible for supervisory certificate

Keep going with more QuickBooks Pro knowledge. In this next level you will learn the following:  Customizing Forms, Using Other QuickBooks Accounts, Creating Reports and Graphs, Tracking and Paying Sales Tax, Preparing Payroll with QuickBooks, and more as time allows. Textbook required: Keep Going With QuickBooks 2010 for Windows. Purchase your book at the LCCC Bookstore on campus or online prior to class. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Course Number: NCIS 166  Register here

 

Microsoft Office

Access 2013 Basic

This course covers the basic functions and features of Access 2010. After an introduction to database concepts and the Access environment and Help systems, learn how to design and create databases; work with tables, fields, and records; sort and filter data; and set field properties and data entry rules. Finally, learn to create queries, forms, and reports. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download).  Textbook required: Microsoft Office Access 2010: Basic. Purchase your book at the LCCC Bookstore on campus or online prior to class. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Course Number: NCIS 170  Register here

 

Excel 2013 Basic
Eligible for supervisory certificate

Course begins with an introduction to spreadsheet terminology and Excel's window components.  Learn how to use the Help system and navigate worksheets and workbooks. Enter and edit text, values, formulas, and pictures, and save workbooks in various formats. Also move and copy data, learn about absolute and relative references, and work with ranges, rows, and columns. This course also covers simple functions, basic formatting techniques, and printing. Finally, students will create and modify charts, and learn how to manage large workbooks. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download). Textbook required: Microsoft Office Excel 2010: Basic. Purchase your book at the LCCC Bookstore on campus or online prior to class. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Course Number: NCIS 150  Register here

 

Excel 2013 Intermediate
Eligible for supervisory certificate

Learn how to use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently and start working with more advanced formatting options including styles, themes, and backgrounds. Learn how to create outlines and subtotals, create and apply cell names, and work with tables. Save workbooks as Web pages, insert and edit hyperlinks, and learn to share workbooks by email. This course also covers advanced charting techniques, use of trendlines and sparklines, worksheet auditing and protection, file sharing and merging, and workbook templates. Work with PivotTables and PivotCharts. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download). Textbook required: Microsoft Office Excel 2010: Intermediate. Purchase your book at the LCCC Bookstore on campus or online prior to class. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Course Number: NCIS 151  Register here

 

Excel 2013 Advanced

Work with advanced formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX. In addition, learn about data validation and database functions such as DSUM. Import and export data and query external databases as well as learn about the analytical features of Excel (such as Goal Seek and Solver), running and recording macros, SmartArt graphics, and conditional formatting with graphics. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download). Textbook required: Microsoft Office Excel 2010: Advanced. Purchase your book at the LCCC Bookstore on campus or online prior to class. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Course Number: NCIS 152  Register here

 

PowerPoint 2013 Basic

Course begins with an introduction to PowerPoint's window components and Help system. Learn to create, save, and rearrange presentations.  Format text, use drawing objects, work with graphics, and insert tables and charts. Use templates and themes, slide masters, and transition effects as well as proof, run, and print presentations. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download). Textbook required: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010: Basic. Purchase your book at the LCCC Bookstore on campus or online prior to class. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Course Number: NOIS 224  Register here

 

Word 2013 Basic

Course begins with an introduction to Word's window components.  Learn how to use the Help system and navigate documents.  Enter and edit text, create and save documents, and learn how to enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options. Also create tables, insert headers and footers, proof and print documents, and insert graphics. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download). Textbook required: Microsoft Office Word 2010: Basic. Purchase your book at the LCCC Bookstore on campus or online prior to class. Students are encouraged to bring a flash drive. Course Number: NOIS 120  Register here

 

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Level Up 2014 Digital Game Development Conference

LCCC will host Level Up 2014 @ LCCC for anyone interested in turning their gaming interest or hobby into a career. 

Friday, May 2
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Lorain County WIN

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Mental Health Online Screenings

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